Elementary Students Encouraged to Enter Dog License Awareness Poster Contest
Pa. – Agriculture
Secretary George Greig today invited Pennsylvania students in first through
sixth grades to enter a poster contest to raise awareness about the importance
of dog licensing. The deadline to enter the statewide contest is April 30.
ownership comes with a lot of responsibilities, and licensing your dog is on
the top of the list,” said Greig. “This contest is a great way to educate
students and their families about the importance of licensing their dogs. I
encourage all eligible students to participate, get creative and talk with
their families about safeguarding their ‘best friend.”
joined Mercer County Treasurer Ginny Richardson to remind Pennsylvanians to
purchase dog licenses in recognition of March as “Dog License Awareness Month.”
requires all dogs three months and older to be licensed each year. Owners who
fail to license their dogs could face a fine of up to $300 for each unlicensed
dog license is $8.45 and a lifetime license is $51.45. If the animal is spayed
or neutered, the annual fee is $6.45 and lifetime is $31.45. Discounts are
available to older adults and people with disabilities.
your dog is easy and affordable,” said Richardson. “Licenses can be purchased
from your county treasurer, another licensing agent or online.”
fees support the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Dog Law Enforcement
Office, which is responsible for ensuring the welfare of dogs, regulating
dangerous dogs and overseeing annual licensing and rabies vaccinations.
contest is open to all students enrolled in public, private or home school.
Students involved with a sponsoring 4-H club or scouting organization may also
must reflect the theme “License your dog. It’s his ticket home.” and include
the website www.licenseyourdogPA.com.
will be based on effective communication of the theme and importance of the dog
license law and creativity.
prize winner will receive a $20 cash prize and a visit by the Secretary of
Agriculture and a dog warden during an official poster unveiling at their
school. Grand prize artwork will be used on promotional displays and websites
and will be the cover page of the 2015 Dog Law Enforcement Office Coloring
Book. Winners of each age division (first and second grade, third and fourth
grade, fifth and sixth grade) will receive a $15 cash prize and their artwork
will appear in the office’s coloring book.
complete contest details, visit www.licenseyourdogPA.com
and click “2014 Poster Contest” or call the Dog Law Enforcement Office at
Elliott Krepps, 717-787-5085